With so many different flashlight companies like Fenix it can be difficult to choose the right battery for the right flashlight. This small but informational blog will give you all the insight you need in choosing the right batteries for your flashlight. Let's Get started with the most common batteries type for modern flashlights the 18650!
Most flashlight companies use the 18650 as there go to battery. Why? Well, the 18650 battery can come in a variety of mAH and is a rechargeable battery, not only that but it has a long recharge life. It also holds up very well with high Lumen or High-intensity flashlights. if you were to search for a for a flashlight that uses 18650's you would get a list of thousands and thousands of lights. We will give you the most common for each brand. First let's start with Fenix, one of the best selling Fenix light that uses an 18650 rechargeable battery is the Fenix UC35 V2. Priced at only $89.95 the Fenix UC35 V2 is a micro-USB rechargeable flashlight with 1000 Lumens that includes a Fenix ARB-L18-3500mah 18650. Recharge time on this battery will run from 2.5 hours to 3.5 hours depending on how low battery is. Next on our list is the Streamlight ProTac HL with a max output of 850 lumens, this light is capable of using a rechargeable Li-ion 18650. Last on our list is the Olight R20, with a max of 900 Lumens. The R20 will include a rechargeable 2600mah 18650 battery upon purchase. These are just a few of the most common flashlight that uses rechargeable 18650 batteries.
Next on our list is non-rechargeable CR123A compatible flashlights. one thing to note here is that most flashlights have the capability of using rechargeable CR123A batteries but cannot use the rechargeable version known as the RCR123A battery, for more information on this visit our CR123 batteries website that will explain how these batteries work. Another thing to note is that most flashlights that use rechargeable 18650's can use nonchargeable CR123As. First on our list is the Fenix PD35 TAC, this is another Fenix best seller, and has a max output of 1000 Lumens. The Fenix PD35 TAC uses two CR123a batteries, or as we had mentioned before it can also use one single 18650 rechargeable Li-ion. With CR123's you will get about 1 hour of runtime turbo for the PD35 TAC before you have to change the batteries. Next on our list is the Streamlight ProTac 2L, with a max output of 350 Lumens. The ProTac 2L is powered by 2 CR123A lithium batteries. Last we have the Olight S2 Baton with a max output of 950 Lumens. This Olight flashlight is also powered by 2 CR123A batteries.
Another common battery for flashlight use are AA batteries. Many flashlight companies have started to see a decrease in the use of AA batteries, causing a decrease in AA flashlight development. We have a list of the top 3 that are still available and run on the old trusty AA battery. First, we have the Fenix LD41, with a max output of 960 Lumens. The Fenix LD41 takes a total of 4 AA batteries and has the runtime of 1 hour on turbo mode. The Fenix LD42 is priced at $64.95 Nest is the ASP Guardian AA, which has a max output of 130 Lumens and runs on one single AA battery. Last, in our AA series, we have the Olight S1A baton, with a max of 220 Lumens and powered by one single AA battery also.
Our last series is AAA flashlights. These you will find commonly on key chain rings, or as small Everyday carry flashlights. Our list starts off with the Fenix LD02. The Fenix LD02 has a max output of 100 Lumens, and it runs on one single AAA Alkaline battery. The Fenix LD02 is priced at $29.95 and has an IPX-8 rating. Next is our list is the ASP Scribe AAA battery, with a max output of 190 Lumens, this light comes with an included pocket clip. Last on our list for AAA Flashlights is the Olight I3S EOS with a max output of 80 Lumens. The I3S uses a Cree XP-G2 LED.
As we mentioned before this is only a small list of different flashlights that use 18650's, CR123A's, AAs and AAA batteries. These are the most common batteries for modern flashlights. As always we recommend using batteries that are within the range of your flashlights capabilities to ensure long battery and flashlight life. We also recommend purchasing Fenix Brand's flashlights. Thak you for joining us today for this Fenix-Store.com Blog.